Role: Who is a Site Visitor?

  • Volunteers their time on behalf of the Commission on Accreditation
  • Serves as the 'Eyes and Ears' of the Commission
  • Verifies quality in academic programs
  • Contributes to the MFT Profession

Why Do It?

By becoming a Site Visitor, you can help expand the MFT field and help to ensure quality instruction of marriage and family therapy.  The Commission relies on the expertise, integrity, and dedication of its pool of Site Visitors to verify and gather the information during a program's Site Visit.


  1. Minimum of five (5) years of advanced experience as a licensed MFT practitioner and/or educator/researcher in the field of marriage and family therapy (which includes but is not limited to: experience in a university, clinical, or related setting)
  2. AAMFT Approved Supervisor and/or State Approved Supervisor
  3. Current knowledge of the standards for marriage and family therapy education
  4. Successful completion of COAMFTE Site Visitor Training
  5. Licensed marriage and family therapist
  6. Current knowledge and experience in the profession of marriage and family therapy
  7. Participation in a site visit or site visitor refresher training every two (2) years to maintain 'active' status

Site Visitor Training

  1. Submit Eligibility Application for Site Visitors
  2. Engage in Self-Paced Online Site Visitor Training
  3. Complete a Site Visitor Training Survey: complete a short survey of your experience and provide feedback on the training.


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